Good thing al-Qaeda is on the ropes, or just imagine what havoc they could cause. “Al-Qaida Gunmen Take Over Military Base in Yemen,” by Ahmed Al-Haj for the Associated Press, September 30 (thanks to Twostellas):
Security officials say suspected al-Qaida gunmen have overrun a key military base in Yemen’s largest province.
A colonel who works at the base in Hadramawt province but who was not there when it came under attack on Monday says militants have taken control of the compound after a short gunbattle with soldiers.
He says the attackers are holding captive an unknown number of high-ranking officers and soldiers inside the base….